Does “abstain” mean we have the freedom to choose to follow or not?

Question: Good day brother Jeffrey, I need your help with this translation of Acts 15:20-29 because I do not have the knowledge to read this. I just came across one preacher who said the word “abstain” means to choose not to partake. We have the freedom to choose to follow or not, but I strongly…

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The Blood of Christ

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: I Peter 1:18-21   I.         The blood of Christ is strongly connected with the concept of salvation from sin.             A.        It has been in the plan of God that Christ should die for mankind                         1.         Isaiah 53:5 – He was wounded for our transgressions.                         2.         Zechariah 13:1 – A fountain opened for sin and…

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Was the blood of Jesus limited only to the washing away of our sins?

Question: Please, was the blood of Jesus limited only to the washing away of our sins? Answer: For the forgiveness of sin and reconciliation with God “Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His…

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Notes on Blood

The Blood of Jesus Christ For the forgiveness of sin and reconciliation with God “Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that…

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Why Blood?

Introduction: Nothing But the Blood of Jesus   I.         Our first question is based on Hebrews 9:22, “And according to the law almost all things are purified with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no remission.”                         1.         The question is, “Why blood?”                         2.         If I wanted to clean something, blood is not the first thing that…

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Is it a sin to eat bone marrow?

Question: I would like to know if it is a sin to eat the blood inside the chicken’s bone. Before I got converted I used to eat it, but after I started to doubt if it was a sin or not too, so I would like to know if it’s a sin to do that.…

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Can a Christian eat anything?

Question: Everything documented fine until your statement that a Christian can eat anything. This contradicts the statement of Jesus that He did not come to change the Law but to complete it. The dietary laws of Deuteronomy are still in effect. And for very good reason. Look carefully at the forbidden animals. The list is…

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How far should a Christian go in making sure meat was properly prepared?

Question: How far does God expect Christians to go in determining if meat has been properly prepared for consumption (i.e. the blood has been drained and the animal has not been strangled)?  I know that I Corinthians 10:25-31 talks about not asking questions for (the other person’s) conscience’ sake, but to what degree do you…

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